Redwood Software

March 02, 2005 09:52 ET

Redwood Software Announces OEM with SAP AG to Deliver Advanced Event Driven Job Scheduling Through SAP NetWeaver


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MARCH 2, 2005 - 09:52 ET

Redwood Software Announces OEM with SAP AG to Deliver
Advanced Event Driven Job Scheduling Through SAP
NetWeaver

HOUTEN, Netherlands--(CCNMatthews - Mar 2, 2005) -

The Embedded Solution Will Enhance SAP NetWeaver's Capabilities to
Centrally Manage, Monitor and Execute All Business-Critical Processes
across the Extended Enterprise

Redwood Software, B.V. today announced they have extended their
partnership with SAP AG by signing an OEM agreement to embed Cronacle,
Redwood's advanced event-driven job scheduling technology in SAP
NetWeaver™, SAP's open integration and application platform. The
agreement will give SAP NetWeaver customers the ability to centrally
manage, monitor and integrate all background processes running in their
SAP® solution landscape, helping them further lower the cost of
ownership. The embedded solution can be extended to also include
integration with non-SAP applications providing complete control over
enterprise-wide processes. Redwood Software and SAP AG already share a
long list of internationally renowned customers such as Basell,
Freudenberg IT, Siemens, Westland Helicopters, Coca Cola, and Sony
Australia.

Under the terms of the agreement, Redwood will work closely with SAP AG
to jointly develop SAP NetWeaver open interfaces for process automation
and integrate Redwood's Cronacle in the SAP NetWeaver platform. The
agreement includes the worldwide distribution and support for the
advanced event driven job scheduling technology in SAP NetWeaver by SAP
AG.

Basell Polyolefins Company N.V. Zaventem, Belgium, the world's largest
producer of polypropylene and advanced Polyolefins products, was looking
at best possible scenarios to integrate SAP NetWeaver into their overall
IT landscape and doing it without any interruptions of their existing
business processes. It took a particular interest in the way it was
managing and executing background processes. If it was to meet the
business requirements of around 5000 SAP end-users, it would need to
create more flexibility and move away from the time driven batch
processing software currently in place, to more dynamic event driven
process automation that would cover the entire IT landscape. Redwood
Software's Cronacle event driven job scheduling technology for SAP
NetWeaver achieved those business challenges and did it in record
breaking time without the loss of a single's day work.

"We chose the integrated solution from Redwood Software particularly
because its event driven job scheduling technology brought us the
necessary operational efficiencies required to meet the competitive
challenges of tomorrow", said Mr. Dillenberger, Basell SAP Basis
Specialist.

"The job scheduling technology for SAP NetWeaver brings SAP customers
advanced process integration capabilities necessary to fully benefit
from the unequaled power of the SAP NetWeaver platform. We have always
enjoyed a strong relationship with SAP but with the OEM agreement in
place I foresee our cooperation intensifying at all levels and bring
even greater benefits to the SAP customer" said Anjo de Heus, Senior
Vice President Business Development at Redwood Software. "Helping to
further lower the cost of technology ownership and bringing increased
efficiency to the SAP customer is what brought SAP and Redwood Software
together."

About Redwood Software

Founded in 1993, Redwood Software (www.redwood.com) enables
organizations to maximize the value of their IT infrastructure and
business information through effective, event-driven job scheduling and
enterprise report management solutions. Redwood products such as
Cronacle and Report2Web produce proven return-on-investment (ROI) within
as little as a few weeks by optimizing IT resource utilization and
improving the global availability and timeliness of information
delivery. Redwood customers number more than 800 organizations worldwide
and range from retail, manufacturing and financial giants listed on
Fortune's global list of the worlds 50 largest companies to community
hospitals, universities and other regionally run businesses. Redwood is
a global organization with offices in the U.S., the U.K., the
Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

SAP, SAP NetWeaver and all other SAP product and service names mentioned
herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and
several other countries around the world. Other product or service names
mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Redwood Software
    Marketing Communications, Europe
    Bhartie van Loon-Birdja, +31 (0) 30 635 4555
    +31 (0) 30 635 4550 (FAX)
    Mobile: +31 (0) 6 42 70 48 62
    bhartie.van.loon@redwood.com
    or
    Marketing Communications, America
    Jerry Levin, 919-460-5400
    Mobile: 919-696-4300
    919-460-5444 (FAX)
    Jerry.Levin@Redwood.com